TACA – The Autism Community in Action

Parent Support Group

TACA began with a small handful of families in a living room in 2000. By the end of 2017, they served over 55,000 families around the United States. From a grassroots beginning in Southern California, TACA expanded nationwide and now has a physical presence via Chapters in 27 states and a virtual presence in the rest of the nation. Their mission is to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism.


We Are Brave Together

The heart of We Are Brave Together is to strengthen, encourage, inspire ​and validate all moms of children with special needs in their unique and difficult journeys.

“A mom to children with special needs” means you are a mother caring for any age child or adult, with ANY TYPE of challenge — be it medical, mental, behavioral, genetic, developmental, psychiatric, learning, cognitive, or physical.
​The common thread here is how the members of the community can offer support and strength to one another.

WABT offers retreats, support groups & workshops as well as inspirational events and resources.


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Friendship Circle of Washington

Mercer Island, WA

Committed to inclusion for all, Friendship Circle of Washington leverages the positive impact of friendship, understanding, and shared experience to transform the lives of children and teens with special needs and typically developing teens. 

The Friendship Circle’s unique brand of social integration therapy simultaneously provides special needs families with the therapeutic and social support they need and promotes equal recognition for special needs individuals within our community. 


Jill’s House

Washington DC, Virginia, Chicago, Nashville, Seattle

Jill’s House is a Christian non-profit that provides short-term, overnight respite care for families raising kids ages 6-17 with intellectual disabilities in the DC metro area, and around the country. Parents regularly receive 24-48 hours to rest and recharge, while their kids are engaged in fun activities, tailored to their interests and abilities.